Forest Finds: Barn Find Collection in Louisiana

Project car owners must believe they will live forever, given how many listings we see like these each year for an assortment of vehicles that otherwise appear abandoned. The listing today comes from an area that can only be… more»

Cheap Hatches: Flock of Renault R16s

Leave it to the French. The country’s designers had a knack for eyeing a thing everyone else had seen a hundred thousand times and doing it differently. So goes the Renault R16. Introduced in 1965 at the Geneva Motor… more»

Only 2 Owners and 20k Miles: 1966 Renault Dauphine

Like the Volkswagen Beetle and Morris Minor, the Renault Dauphine was one of the entrants to create Post-WW2 European-built economy cars. It was in production from 1956 to 1967 with more than two million copies, although only a small… more»

South Dakota Car: 1985 Renault Encore 5-Speed

Almost looking as if it had AWD, or was missing an engine – or better yet, was set up with the ever-popular Carolina Squat, this 1985 Renault Encore looks good in black. This Wisconsin/France marriage made in heaven (or… more»

Wrecked 30 Years Ago: 1979 Renault 17 Gordini

The calendar year 1979 might be an eventful one in Renault’s history books. That’s the last year they built the 17 Gordini, a sports coupe, and the year they began buying up interest in American Motors. We mention this… more»

Only One in the US? 1929 Renault RY1 Monastella Cabriolet

Louis Renault was every bit as mercurial as any Italian or American inventor that you care to name. With a reputation as a bellicose, domineering boss, Renault was the only French automaker whose factories were confiscated by the government… more»

Le Project: 1980 Renault Le Car

Who remembers the Renault Le Car? It was the little French automobile that was really a Renault 5 that was rebranded and sold through American Motors dealers in the 1970s and 1980s. Though popular on its home turf, it… more»

Only 1800 Miles! 1998 Renault Sport Spider

Rare, barely driven, and recently refurbished, this 1998 Renault Sport Spider in Miami, Florida presents a curious opportunity to own an unusual mid-engine, scissor-door sports car. After a reported $14,500 in replacement parts and mechanical and cosmetic work, the… more»

Le Survivor! 1983 Renault Le Car

Here I go again. Every time I think, wow, am I really going to cover this XXX (fill in the blank with Pinto, Vega, Yugo, etc.), I go ahead and do it anyway. Today’s, find courtesy of  T.J. is… more»

French Flair: Renault Caravelle Project or Parts

In the late 1950s, Pierre Dreyfus, head of Renault, was vacationing in Florida. He noticed the popularity of the VW Beetle and its sister, the Karmann Ghia. Meanwhile, Renault dealers were begging for a car with a sporty demeanor… more»

Franco-American Droptop: 1985 Renault Alliance

As the name suggests, the Renault Alliance was a partnership between AMC and, at the time, its majority partner, Renault. They were only made for a handful of model years and are rarely seen today, and more than a… more»

French Antique: 1925 Renault Model NN

The French have a long and successful history of producing cars, many of which are iconic to this day. The Citroen 2CV and Renault 5 Turbo are two classics that attract a passionate following around the world. Stepping back… more»

New Crate Engine! 1975 Renault R12 Wagon

As we know, I have a history of buying and attempting to revitalize obscure projects. Those days are behind me – mostly – as it’s just too much work to nurse oddball cars back to life, and usually for… more»

Rare In The US: 1979 Renault 17 Gordini

With a crisp, modern design unlike many cars from the early-1970s, Renault created what was, in my opinion, a very nice-looking car. While they’re rare to see in the US today, this 1979 Renault 17 Gordini Convertible Coupe can… more»

2-For-1: 1960 Renault 4CV

Who doesn’t like a 2-for-1 deal? I certainly do, and I’m sure we have many readers who feel the same. That is what is on offer with this 1960 Renault 4CV. Not only does it look like a reasonably… more»

Slightly Modified 1979 Renault 12

I don’t know if clothing fashions differed significantly between France and the US in 1979, but automotive writers sure had different viewpoints about the Renault 12. French auto writers loved it and US writers, well, not so much. This… more»